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From Palliative Care Australia Palliative Matters Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care

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  1. National art competition highlights what matters most during the holiday season

    6 December 2018

    In the lead up to this holiday season, Palliative Care Australia (PCA) hosted the third Dying to Talk online art competition which asked participants to create a piece of art that demonstrates what matters most to them during the holiday season.  With a record of 125 entries submitted, artworks were created by artists all around the country.

  2. Learn about palliative care worldwide

    3 December 2018

    Palliative care is a discipline that is understood and performed in a number of different ways across the world. Each country utilises their own knowledge, resources and skills to provide quality palliative care for people with a life-limiting illness. In order for health professionals to learn about how palliative care operates in different countries, Jon Baines Tours offer dedicated palliative care tours led by experienced palliative care professionals.

  3. What the history of medical science can tell us about choosing to better manage illness with palliative care

    19 November 2018

    Why is it that many Australians can choose from over 300,000 health apps for their smartphones, but not their preferred way to receive care for a life-limiting illness? Has society forgotten about what it means to deal with the final stages of life?  

  4. Why greater investment in palliative care could lead to economic benefits

    13 November 2018

    The new Aged Care Standards recently released by the Australian Government could have helped reduce the costs of end-of-life support and help more elderly people deal with a terminal illness, but did not mention the role of palliative care in aged care facilities. The omission is a lost opportunity.

  5. We can’t build more hospitals

    7 November 2018

    Hospital substitution by the provision of palliative care in the home, in sub-acute services or hospices and in residential aged care is not only meeting the wants and desires of Australians, but it’s an economic no-brainer.

  6. Young carers need to take a breather

    18 October 2018

    My message to young carers is this — in caring for others, please don’t forget to care for yourself. It is easy to become so completely absorbed with your caring duties that you neglect your own health and wellbeing, lose contact with friends or let your career or study suffer.

  7. The woman turning children’s disabilities into super powers

    17 October 2018

    “Disability is not a deficit within the person, but shows up the deficits in our culture and society that does not fully accept, encourage and celebrate humanity, no matter what it looks like. The unique and distinctive abilities of this amazing group of children can act as an inspiration for all of us, to encourage each other.”

  8. Bear Cottage was our lifeline

    13 October 2018

    When Max was diagnosed with Batten Disease, we had no idea what his future held. All we knew was that our little boy was going to die.

  9. The strength of community

    12 September 2018

    We sometimes find ourselves on a long and difficult journey. Whether we are a patient, carer, family member or friend, illness takes a toll on everyone involved. Often people reach out to help us but often we don’t accept support, even when we need it. To help change this situation, Andrea Grindrod from La Trobe University is encouraging families and the community to work together.

  10. Lucinda Barry is Dying to Talk during DonateLife Week

    1 August 2018

    For many people in palliative care, tissue and organ donation (e.g. corneal donation) is still a possibility and should be discussed as part of end-of-life conversations. Chief Executive Officer of Organ and Tissue Authority, Lucinda Barry, took some time this week to speak with Palliative Matters to discuss some of her end-of-life wishes using the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter.


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